*** For North Carolinians planning to vote by mail this year, please remember: A witness is required to sign your mail-in absentee ballot. Again, a witness is required to sign your mail in ballot! Voters are urged to make sure that their ballot is completely filled out, including all signatures, printed names, and addresses in their proper place. No special circumstance or reason is needed to request, receive, or vote with an absentee ballot. And though the request deadline is 5pm October 27, voters are encouraged to request a ballot as soon as possible. Voters will be able to track the status of their absentee ballot with a new online service called BallotTrax. BallotTrax is available through the same website you request your absentee ballot, NCSBE.gov. Again that’s the North Carolina State Board of Elections’ website, at NCSBE.gov. ***
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*** In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, the City of Greensboro will remain operational, albeit with certain reductions and cancellations. For the latest news, cancellations, and service changes, visit greensboro-nc.gov/COVID-19. ***
*** Students, faculty and staff of North Carolina A&T State University are now able to enjoy one-hour workouts, between 8am and 2pm, and between 4pm and 9pm, as the Campus Recreation Center is now open with social distancing in place. Only 15 slots are available per any hour. For more information or to sign up for your hour slot, visit ncat.edu and search “campus recreation center.” ***
Guilford County Schools
- Guilford County School’s youth crisis hotline, 336-332-7295, is currently open to students dealing with anxiety, depression, abuse, suicidal thoughts, hunger, or any other form of crisis. For emergency, you should still call 911. Additionally, the GCS general information line, 336-332-7290, can be used Monday through Friday from 8 am – 7 pm.
TRIAD Goodwill Accepts Food Donations
A lot of people don’t know this, but Triad Goodwill accepts food donations and routes them to local food banks. This is a convenient way for people to do good for those in need, as many families struggle with the COVID-19 Pandemic. Non-perishable food items are collected in all 23 Donation Centers located in Guilford, Alamance, Randolph, Rockingham and Caswell counties. For more information, call 336-544-5305 or visit triadgoodwill.org.
NCWorks Career Center reopens
The NCWorks Career Centers in Greensboro and High Point has reopened to the public. Walk-in customers can receive staff assistance and access to the Computer Resource Center. Customers should note that wearing of a face mask is required to enter the centers and obtain services. The Greensboro Career Center is at 2301 W Meadowview Rd. and the High Point Center is at 607 Idol St. For more info, go to guilfordworks.org.
"Reigniting Careers" Workshops (ENDS OCT 22)
For those seeking employment in Guilford County, the “Reigniting Careers: Burning Down Obstacles to Your Success” workshops will begin 11am September 17th and run every Thursday at 11am until the October 22nd Virtual Hiring Event. To join these live events, search either Guilford Kids, YWCA High Point, or NCWorksNextGenGC in the Facebook search bar. For more information, contact Jeremiah at 336-270-9054.
Aggie Business Jumpstart Program (ENDS OCT 22)
The Aggie Business Jumpstart Program presents workshops and coaching for helping you Start or Grow your company, with ten sessions Mondays and Thursdays from 6-7pm, starting on September 17 and concluding with a Shark Tank competition October 22. For more information, email email@example.com.
Grassroots Leadership Conference (ENDS OCT 22)
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, The Grassroots Leadership Conference will be held virtually this year, on October 22 from 8:30am -1pm. The theme for this year’s conference is "Creating Equitable Solutions for Stronger Communities." To register for this free and open to the public event, visit ncat.edu and search “Grassroots Leadership Conference.”
Archery Clinic For Veterans (ENDS OCT 22)
Greensboro and Kernersville Parks and Recreation departments will offer an introductory archery clinic for military veterans from 12-3 pm, Thursday, October 22 at Civitan Park, 309 Nelson St., in Kernersville. This clinic is free but registration is required. Equipment and lunch will be provided. Reserve a spot at tinyurl.com/GSOArchery, or for more information, call 336-373-2735.
Youth Leadership Greensboro (ENDS OCT 23)
Greensboro Parks and Recreation is now accepting applications for Youth Leadership Greensboro, a leadership development program for exceptional high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors who want to make a difference in the community by becoming better advocates and problem-solvers. The deadline to apply is October 23. Applications are available at greensboro-nc.gov/YLG.
Drive Thru COVID Testing (ENDS OCT 23)
The Old North State Medical Society (one of the oldest societies for African American Physicians in the United States), in partnership with the Sherri Denese Jackson Foundation, will provide FREE Walk up or Drive thru COVID Testing, from 3-6pm this coming Thursday, October 22 and Friday, October 23, at 1001 East Washington Street in Greensboro. For free transportation, call a day before at (336) 510-9292.
Drive-thru Food Bank (ENDS OCT 24)
Elim Christian Fellowship Church, partnered with “Out The Garden,” will host a drive-thru Food Bank where attendees will receive fresh produce at 3222 Summit Avenue in Greensboro, from 10am to noon on Saturday October 10th and Saturday October 24th. For further information, please call 336-375-0222.
Voting For Our Lives Zoom meeting (ENDS OCT 24)
The Black and Brown Women’s GET OUT THE VOTE Initiative is hosting a "Voting For Our Lives" Community Mass Meeting Saturday, October 24, from 11:00am - 12:30pm to discuss why, in this season, we must VOTE like never before. Register in advance for this Virtual Zoom meeting by visiting belovedcommunitycenter.org/vote-2020, scroll to the upcoming events, and click on the Community Mass Meeting flyer.
6th Annual CITI Conference (ENDS OCT 24)
The 6th Annual CITI - Contemporary Issues in Transformative and Innovative Leadership Conference will be held on Friday, October 23 & Saturday, October 24. With the theme "Reframing Leadership for Social Change," this year’s virtual event will address Policing, Healthcare, and Education, as well as Socio/Economic, Community, and Political Change. To learn more, or to register, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Creative Greensboro presents The Remarkable Susan (ENDS OCT 25)
Creative Greensboro will present a teen production of “The Remarkable Susan” by Tim Kelly October 24 and 25. Based on actual court transcripts, The Remarkable Susan portrays the 1873 trial of Susan B. Anthony, who was arrested for voting. To learn more about this and upcoming productions, visit creativegreensboro.com or call 336-335-6426.
Empowered To Lead Conference (ENDS OCT 27)
The 3rd annual “Empowered to Lead: Women in Higher Education Leadership Conference” will be held virtually on Tuesday, Oct. 27. “Empowered To Lead” is a platform to present and discuss progress in leadership development, research, professional standards, and applications to various topics related to women’s experiences working in higher education. For more information, email email@example.com.
ABC's and D of Medicare Zoom Session (ENDS OCT 27)
While about 2 million people in North Carolina receive Medicare benefits, navigating the different plans and finding care to complement coverage can be daunting. The Commission on the Status of Women will host an Introduction to the ABC’s and D of Medicare online via Zoom from 6-7:30 pm Tuesday, October 27. This is a free informational session and attendees will not be solicited. To join the meeting by phone, call 312-626-6799. Or to get the Zoom meeting ID and Password, call 336-373-2038.
A&T Chancellor's Speaker Series (ENDS OCT 28)
The North Carolina A&T State University Chancellor’s Speaker Series “Power Of Your Vote” returns Wednesday October 28 at 6pm with featured guest Chance The Rapper and moderator Christoppher Stackhouse. To register your attendance, visit NCATChancellorsSpeakerSeries.com. Again, that’s NCATChancellorsSpeakerSeries.com.
Drive Thru COVID Testing (ENDS OCT 30)
The Old North State Medical Society (one of the oldest societies for African American Physicians in the United States), in partnership with the Sherri Denese Jackson Foundation, will provide FREE Walk up or Drive thru COVID Testing, from 3-6pm this coming Thursday, October 29 and Friday, October 30, at 2804 South Randleman Rd in Greensboro. For free transportation, call a day before at (336) 510-9292.
Winston Salem Water Bill Payment Plans (ENDS OCT 30)
Effective October 1, Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Utilities will resume charging late fees and penalties on past-due bills. Customers unable to pay the total amount by the due date must call City Link by October 30 to enroll in payment plans and avoid disconnection. For more info, visit cityofws.org/paywater. To enroll call City Link 311 or 336-727-8000 or visit 100 E. First Street, Suite 121 in Winston-Salem during business hours.
Minority Enterprise Development Week 2020 (ENDS OCT 30)
The City’s Minority and Women’s Business Enterprise Office is hosting several virtual events for Greensboro’s sixth annual Minority Enterprise Development Week, October 26-30. Activities include workshop and networking opportunities, an award presentation, and more. This event is open to the public via Zoom access. For more information call 336-373-2674 or visit Greensboro-nc.gov and search “MED week 2020.”
Alzheimer's Association October Virtual Education Program (ENDS OCT 30)
In October, The Alzheimer’s Association free virtual education programs will add “Dementia and the LGBT Experience,” as well as a two-part series “Living with Alzheimer's - For Late-Stage Caregivers” There is no charge to participate, but registration is required. For a complete list of upcoming virtual programs or to register for a class, visit alz.org/northcarolina or call 800-272-3900.
NC A&T Open Enrollment (ENDS OCT 31)
The Division of Human Resources at North Carolina A&T State University wants you to know that this year’s benefits Open Enrollment period is October 15-October 31, which is shorter than usual. During this time, you will have the opportunity to enroll in both your State Health Plan and your NCFlex benefits. All current members will be enrolled in the 70/30 plan, and you must elect into the 80/20 plan. For more information, call 855-859-0966 or to enroll visit ncat.edu and search “open enrollment.”
New Goshen UMC Truck or Treat (ENDS OCT 31)
New Goshen United Methodist Church will host a Drive-By Truck or Treat for parents and their children ages 14 and younger, on Saturday Oct 31 from 5-7pm at 3300 Randleman Rd in Greensboro. The event is free and open to the public. Social distancing guidelines will be followed. Cars only, no walk ups please. For more information, call 336-274-6751.
Greensboro Halloween Events (ENDS OCT 31)
Enjoy the Halloween season with the City of Greensboro, as they sponsor spooktacular events like a reverse parade-style festival, spooky radio plays, ghost stories, a Halloween drive-in movie, a virtual costume contest, and more. All events and activities are free unless otherwise noted. For more information, visit Greensboro-nc.gov and search “Halloween,” or call 336-373-2738.
Bethel AME Fall Festival (ENDS OCT 31)
Bethel AME Youth and Young People will host their drive thru Fall Festival on October 31st at 3pm, in the parking lot of 200 N Regan St in Greensboro. 100 bags of snacks, PPE, and candy will be distributed in this contactless event. Children ages 12 and under are encouraged to dress up, and all children must be physically present to receive a bag. For more information, call (336) 273-5268.
Free Online Courses Through GuilfordWorks (ENDS OCT 31)
The City of Greensboro’s Office of Workforce Development is offering free access to more than 3,000 college and university courses to Guilford County residents who are unemployed or working reduced hours. For more information or to register, visit guilfordworks.org through October 31. Free access to these courses will be available through December 31.
Greensboro Parks and Rec After School program (ENDS OCT 31)
The Greensboro Parks and Recreation Department will open its After School program to children ages 5 through 12 at Lindley, Brown, Leonard, Lewis, and Griffin Recreation Centers this fall. Space will be limited to 8-15 children to meet health and safety guidelines. Regular program hours will be Monday through Friday from 2-6 pm. Sign up online at greensboro-nc.gov/afterschool.
Daylight Savings (ENDS NOV 1)
WNAA would like to remind our listeners to set your clocks back, as Daylight Savings Time officially ends at 2am on Sunday, November 1st. Once again, don’t forget to turn your clocks back on Sunday, November 1st at 2am as Daylight Saving Time ends.
AGGIES VOTE Polling Place Info (ENDS NOV 3)
With the November 3rd election approaching, North Carolina A&T State University has launched AGGIES VOTE as a resource to help students learn more about voting in North Carolina and the history of dedicated Aggie activism. For more info or to find your election day polling place, visit ncat.edu/vote.
Discover Your Park Contest (ENDS NOV 2)
Greensboro Parks and Recreation will give away $800 worth of prizes in the “Discover Your Park” contest. Between October 6 and November 2, the Piedmont Discovery logo will be hidden in two parks per week, and participants will have six days to find them. Entrants from each park will be entered into a drawing for one of two $50 gift cards. You must be a Greensboro resident 13 or older to enter. For full contest rules, visit greensboro-nc.gov/Contest.
Rockingham County Toy Drive (ENDS NOV 15)
From now until November 15, the Rockingham County Fire Marshal’s Office is conducting its First Annual Toy Drive. Donated toys will benefit the North Carolina Burned Children’s Unit. Toys must be new, unopened and unwrapped, and may be dropped off at one of the many fire departments or collection sites in Rockingham County. For more information, or to find the drop-off site nearest you, call 336-634-3309.
Greensboro Fire Hydrant Testing (ENDS NOV 15)
The Greensboro Fire Department will conduct their annual fire hydrant testing operation through November 15. Opening hydrants can sometimes cause a temporary discoloration of water in nearby homes. The discoloration is not harmful in any way and can be cleared up by running the water for a few minutes. If you observe a hydrant that is out of service or experiencing problems, please contact the City of Greensboro Water Department at (336) 373-2033.
Drive Thru COVID Testing (ENDS NOV 20)
The Old North State Medical Society (one of the oldest societies for African American Physicians in the United States), in partnership with the Sherri Denese Jackson Foundation, will provide FREE Walk up or Drive thru COVID Testing, from 3-6pm Thursday, November 19 and Friday, November 20, at 1213 Greensboro Rd in High Point. For free transportation, call a day before at (336) 510-9292.
Grant A Wish With NC A&T (ENDS NOV 30)
North Carolina A&T State University will sponsor the Children’s Home Society of Greensboro during the holiday season by providing seasonal gifts for 200 foster children. Wishes can be delivered between Noon and 3pm until December 4th via the drive through celebration at the Deese Clock Tower. Please remember that wishes should be new and unwrapped. To grant a wish, email firstname.lastname@example.org and request the Sign Up Genius link.
Greensboro Loose Leaf Collection (ENDS DEC 23)
The City of Greensboro’s first round of loose leaf collection will run from November 9 until December 23, subject to inclement weather delays. Accordingly, property owners are encouraged to observe the following tips: Rake leaves to the edge of your yard, behind the curb, and do not put leaves in the street or on the sidewalk. Remove sticks, rocks, and other debris that may damage City equipment. Do not park vehicles on, in front of, or near leaves. And check the city’s interactive map to find out where your neighborhood is on the leaf collection schedule. Residents may also use the City’s year-round yard waste program to dispose of leaves in clear plastic bags, or a plastic or metal garbage can, on your regular trash collection day. More info can be found at Greensboro-nc.gov/leaves.
Greensboro Loose Leaf Collection (ENDS JAN 29)
The City of Greensboro’s second collection will run from December 29 until January 29, 2021, subject to inclement weather delays. Accordingly, property owners are encouraged to observe the following tips: Rake leaves to the edge of your yard, behind the curb, and do not put leaves in the street or on the sidewalk. Remove sticks, rocks, and other debris that may damage City equipment. Do not park vehicles on, in front of, or near leaves. And check the city’s interactive map to find out where your neighborhood is on the leaf collection schedule. Residents may also use the City’s year-round yard waste program to dispose of leaves in clear plastic bags, or a plastic or metal garbage can, on your regular trash collection day. More info can be found at Greensboro-nc.gov/leaves.
GSO Virtual Programming for Social Distancing
Staff with Greensboro Public Library, the Parks and Recreation Department, and Field Operations have been creating videos and posting activities to help residents stay active, get creative, and learn something while social distancing. Virtual programming includes story times, exercise classes, craft activities, scavenger hunts, and more. For updated links to these great resources, go to Greensboro-NC.gov/PlayAtHome.
Greensboro Public Library invites both kids and adults to explore the 3D printers, cameras, audio production equipment, and sewing machines within one of its various Makerspaces. For more info, call 336-335-5430.
The City of Greensboro is no longer accepting glass, large plastic items, pots and pans, and shredded paper in its recycling program. Visit greensboro-nc.gov/recycle for locations you can recycle glass going forward.